Lifeline Language Services
Sector codes for suppliers

Help us to find (and use) you!

Since 1990, we’ve accumulated supplier expertise covering most of the planet. To help us differentiate this and best fit our translators to projects we need to know what you’re good at translating.

This table lists the codes we use, for you to add to your Supplier Questionnaire (from where you’ll have reached this page). If the sectors seem a little unusual, rest assured there are good reasons for them. Please take the time to look through carefully and identify all those that match your expertise, and add these to your Supplier Questionnaire form so we can see what you like translating!

A word of caution; don’t blag. We carefully review translation, especially from new suppliers, so please don’t – for example – claim “Nuclear energy” as a specialism unless it REALLY is. We usually instantly de-activate suppliers we find have been dishonest because if we can’t trust their claims, how can we trust their translation?

Codes are:

Agriculture 001
Annual Reports 068
Architecture & Town Planning 002
Art/Design/Music/Literature/Philosophy 045
Astronomy/Astrology/New Age 050
Auto Engineering 003
Aviation & Defence 004
Banking/Finance/Accountancy 005
Biochemistry 006
Biology/Zoology/Ornithology/Botany 007
Chemical Engineering, Data Sheets 008
Chemicals/chemistry 009
Civil & Structural Engineering 010
Clothing & Footwear (inc. Knitting) 044
Commerce/business 012
Computers/DP/Hardware/Software/Networking 011
Conference Interpreting 064
Court Interpreting 063
Dentistry 055
Economics/Economic Devt./ World Affairs 014
Education & Training 057
Electrical Engineering 015
Electronic Engineering 016
Energy & Energy Management 027
Environment/Earth Sci./Waste Management/Ecology 017
EU/UN Structure & Operations 043
Fire and Fire Fighting 105
Food & Drink Industry (inc. Cooking/Brewing/Nutrition) 018
Forestry 104
General Technical 013
Geology/History/Archaeology 019
Gift Ware & Retail (inc. Toys & Nursery Goods) 065
Hairdressing 077
Health & Safety 048
Insurance 020
Interpreting equipment provider 100
Journalism 092
Language 049
Law (inc. Contracts) 021
Logistics (inc. Transport & Shipping) 037
Machine Tools 040
Manufacturing 059
Marine Engineering 022
Marketing & Advertising 023
Materials Handling 053
Mechanical Engineering (inc. Hydraulics) 024
Media 054
Medicine/Alternative Medicine/Veterinary Science 025
Metallurgy 026
Mining 061
Nuclear Energy 058
Offshore Technologies, Petrochemicals 039
Ophthalmic Optics 046
Packaging 066
Paper 047
Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property 028
Personal interpreting provider 073
Pharmaceutics/Pharmaceutical Chemistry/Cosmetics 029
Photography 056
Physics/Astrophysics/Mathematics 030
Plastics/Polymers/Adhesives/Rubber/Paints 031
Politics (Public Admin./Trade Unions/Ind. Relations) 032
Printing & Publishing 062
Railways 052
Refractories (inc. Glass/Ceramics/Glazes/Kilns) 041
Refrigeration/Air Conditioning/Heating & Boilers/Ventilation 067
Religion 072
Social Science (Sociology/Psychology/Psychiatry 034
Software localization 080
Sport 069
Subtitling provider 075
Taxation/VAT 033
Telecoms (inc. Telephony & Satellite Comms.) 035
Telephone interpreting 079
Textiles & Textile Machinery, Furniture 036
Training (Language) 076
Transcription provider 071
Travel, Tourism & Leisure Industry 042
Typesetting provider 078
Voice-Overs 070
Water Industry/Water Treatment 038
Welding 060
Wine Trade 051